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Coastal Connection visits the job site with specialty contractor Energy One America to see a crew install a vapor barrier and perimeter insulation for a conditioned crawlspace.
Researchers monitor temperature and moisture in a house for three winters to see whether 12 inches of dense-blown cellulose would work as well as the same thickness of medium-density open-cell spray foam.
A lesson in building science tells us why attic insulation needs to be as flat and smoothed-out as possible.
Hammer & Hand owner Sam Hagerman provides useful insights into the use of Roxul insulation, which his company is installing on a Passive House in Seattle.
In the teeth of a record-breaking winter, Thompson Johnson Woodworking wraps the shell of a vintage house on a Maine island with an air-tight insulated skin.
Water migrating through the basement wall is channelled out below the floor.
Practical solutions for quieting homes
To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.
To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the seams that formed the joint at the wall plate where the rafters would sit.
A cautionary tale of high indoor humidity, mold problems, and what not to do in a home if you want healthy clients.
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